Jana Krosl

Jana received her M.Sc from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she studied the role of steroid receptors in cancer development. Her Ph.D. training at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, was directed towards understanding the role of cytokines in activity of bone marrow stem cells. She joined the Sauvageau team as a postdoctoral fellow and later as a research associate to uncover the mechanisms that regulate adult stem cell behavior. She has been a pillar of the Sauvageau lab. She contributed to the vast majority of publications from our group, has been an essential player in ensuring the continuous funding of the laboratory, and passed along her knowledge to countless students.  Jana succumbed to cancer after a fight that she waged with great courage. She will be remembered for her strength, determination and devotion to our lab and IRIC.

Core Members

Postdoctoral Fellows

Alex Thompson, Ph.D.

Scientist and Lecturer, Centre for Cancer Research Cell Biology, Queen's University (Belfast)

Arhamatoulaye Maiga, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, M. Bouvier Laboratory, IRIC

Bernhard Lehnertz, Ph.D.

Director of stem cell engineering - ExCellThera

Brian Wilhelm, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, IRIC

Caroline Pabst, M.D.

Group leader - Department of Hematology, Oncology & Rheumatology, Heidelberg University

Clarisse Thiollier, Ph.D.

Researcher in microbiology - xRapid Group

David Grote, Ph.D.

Senior Research Analyst - Public Health Agency of Canada

Elisa Tomellini, Ph.D.

Director of cell therapy laboratory - ExCellThera

Eric Yao, M.D., M.Sc.

Hematologist (Taiwan)

Evert Kroon, Ph.D.

Senior Director, ViaCyte

Gino Laberge, Ph.D.

Scientific leader - Genome Prolab

Irène Baccelli, Ph.D.

Team leader - OSE Immunotherapeutics

Janetta Bijl, Ph.D.

Scientific advisor - CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center

Jonathan Yeh, Ph.D.

Vice President, Investments, Healios NA

Kristin Hope, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute

Nathalie Beslu, Ph.D.

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Olivier Hérault, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor in Hematology, Faculty of Medicine, Université François-Rabelais

Richard Bisaillon, Ph.D.

Professional Scientist in Health Technology Assessment - INESSS

Romain Aucagne, Ph.D.

Researcher - CHU Dijon Bourgogne

Seerat Elahi, M.D., Ph.D.

Post-doctoral fellow, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Stephen Ting, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Research Fellow, Peter MacCallum Cancer Center

Surapong Koonpaew, Ph.D.

Researcher - National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Thailand)

Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Ph.D.

Vice President of Research, deCODE Genetics

Valeria Azcoitia, Ph.D.

Project manager - Trans-Hit Biomarkers

Ph.D. Graduates

Aline Mamo, Ph.D.

Administrative Director of Clinical Research Program - Montreal Jewish General Hospital

Amélie Faubert, Ph.D.

Senior Director Corporate Development Immuno-Oncology - Nexelis

Eric Deneault, Ph.D.

Research associate - Montreal Neurological Institute

Iman Fares, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California

Julie Lessard, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, IRIC

Martin Sauvageau, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator - IRCM

Mélanie Bilodeau, Ph.D.

Research Associate - CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre

Nicole Martin, Ph.D.

Technology specialist, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

Sonia Cellot, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator - CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center

Vincent Lavallée, M.D., Ph.D

Principal Investigator - CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center

M.Sc. Graduates

Felix Falardeau

Guillaume Richard-Carpentier, M.D.

Assistant Professor - Queen's University (Kingston)

Hilary Johnson

Laura Rivest-Khan, M.Sc.

Program Officer - HBHL (McGill University)

Mélanie Laurin, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator - Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec

Nandita Noronha, M.Sc.

Ph.D. Candidate

Swati Shetty, M.Sc.

Life Science Research Professional 2 - Clinical and Translational Research Unit , Stanford University

Yu Wei Zhang, M.Sc.

Ph.D. candidate

Research Assistants